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Once Searched, Forever Seized: Why Cell Phone Searches Need a Warrant

Michael Price | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Michael Price

How private is the data on your cell phone? That was the big question before the Supreme Court last week in a pair of cases, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, with the potential for huge consequences for the future of information privacy.

The 5 Most Annoying Trends We Want To Go Away

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Trends and fads come and go -- some so fast that you may even miss them. Here are five things we hope will end soon:

One Thousand "Likes," No Friends: 5 Times to Put Down Your Phone and Save Your Relationships

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.

The Weird Thing 43 Percent Of People Do At Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're ready to admit it or not, it's pretty safe to say, cell phones are taking over our lives. No surprises there. But while the jury's stil...

Millennials: The Anti-Social Socialites

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicolas B. Aziz

In the commercial above, an exuberant little girl gives her jumbled explanation of why "more" is better than "less." Following this, telecommunicati...

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

Why My Biggest Resolution Is To Pick Up The Phone

Linda Wolff | Posted 05.31.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Years ago, if I misbehaved, missed a curfew, or brought home a less than ideal report card, privileges would be taken away. If I was really naughty (so hard to imagine!) I would be grounded. No TV, no friends on the weekend, nothing. Nada. However, the worst punishment by far was when my phone privileges were taken away.

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

The Simultaneous Present

Marissa Lepor | Posted 05.18.2014 | Media
Marissa Lepor

So why do we spend so much time capturing and sharing moments if they prevent us from actually living in them? Maybe it's not just about stopping and smelling the roses; maybe it's about sharing a moment with that rose and truly appreciating it.

Early One Night in Harlem

Cody Lyon | Posted 05.16.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the last Sunday in February at around 8 p.m., Jon Jensen, who teaches English at Kingborough College in Brooklyn, was walking north on Frederick Douglas Boulevard near 135th Street in Harlem.

Will Cell Phones Prove as Cancerous as Cigarettes?

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

This week we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first handheld cell phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (pictured abpve), going on sale (which yo...

You Won't Believe What's in Your Cell Phone

Heather White | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Heather White

2014-03-12-ScreenShot20140312at9.22.11AM.pngBenzene poisoning is not the fault of any one global electronic brand. It is the human cost of electronic sweatshops where profit is prioritized above safety.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-B: Um, Okay? (Psychosomatic Confusion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Was I addicted to the communications and information and games at my fingertips? After years spent with Internet and smartphones and with the supply of content multiplying, nudging ever more at brain's territory, would I now kill to get my data fix, irrelevant of apparatus or type of data available to me?

Death and Technology in the Millennial Age

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.10.2014 | Technology
Teresa Lee

Everywhere I looked was her face. Every one of her friends who messaged me was another picture of her that I had to look at over and over again.

Lights, Camera, Arrested: Americans Are Being Thrown in Jail for Filming Police

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.10.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

Once again, the U.S. government is attempting to police the world when it should be policing its own law enforcement agencies.

Can We Trust Polls Without Cellphones Anymore?

Brian Stryker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Brian Stryker

In today's world, quality pollsters must guarantee their polls include cellphones, and poll consumers should demand the same.

The Listener as Participant

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Should other orchestras attempt this? That is up to them, but certainly each and every ensemble must find new ways to reach the public these days.

In-Flight Phone Calls May Be Annoying, But They Shouldn't Be Illegal

Sam Tracy | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

Lifting the ban would not result in an immediate aerial free-for-all: airlines make their own rules, and some have already said they'd keep their bans if the federal ban is lifted.

4 Basic Principles of a Successful Mobile Marketing Strategy

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

The average smartphone user reaches for her device about 150 times per day. In a word: Wow.

Frequent Travelers Are More Likely To Support Ban Of Cell Phone Calls On Planes

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency conside...

Wireless Invention Could Give You BLAZING Fast Speeds

The New York Times | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — In a spacious loft across the street from the Bay Bridge, Steve Perlman did something last week that would ordinarily bring a cellul...

Smuggled Cellphones Run Rampant In Prisons

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 02.17.2014 | Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — They're hidden in babies' diapers, ramen noodle soup packages, footballs, soda cans and even body cavities. Not drugs or w...

4 Ways to Get Your Wedding Guests to Put Away Their Freakin' Phones

Glamour | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings

Banning cell phones from your wedding is obnoxious -- Who are you? Kimye? -- and it's probably not going to happen if you have, say, celebrity-weddings bloggers or doctors or parents on your guest list.

The Etiquette of Personal Mobile Device Use in Public

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Dr. Layla McCay

Probably one of the more mortifying moments of my mother's life happened when she was at a talk by the Dalai Lama. At a particularly meaningful moment...

How to Avoid Becoming a Registered Text Offender

Unwritten | Posted 03.18.2014 | Comedy

If there's one rule of texting that you must follow, it is the absence of the letter "k." Not from a word­­­, you mustn't misinterpret. What I mean is do not answer with a simple "k." It's rude, unnecessary and uncivilized.